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Sage Intacct vs QuickBooks: Which is the best accounting software?

Join thousands of organizations that said goodbye to spreadsheet reporting and manual consolidations and hello to award-winning cloud financial management.

Sage Intacct vs QuickBooks? Move to the cloud with Sage Intacct without sacrificing functionality and fuel your continued growth.

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The QuickBooks alternative that scales as you grow

Is Intuit's QuickBooks slowing you down? As you grow, your financial data gets more complex and you need to be able to get keep up with your growth. 

Stop wasting days consolidating in Excel

  • Never perform a multi-entity consolidation in Excel again
  • Slash your monthly close by up to 79% and automate your consolidations, with Sage Intacct

Stop missing opportunities from poor insights

  • Key decisions don’t wait for you to spend hours or days manipulating data
  • View live data from angle with multi-dimensional reporting, without exporting to Excel

Simplify GAAP, ASC 606, and IFRS 15 compliance

  • Don’t let non-GAAP financials be the reason you miss out on funding, a loan, or growth
  • Cut the complexity of meeting deferred revenue requirements with built-in compliance support

Our customers achieve on average



<6 months



productivity improvement

Entities All Manage views Include inactive Advanced filters Clear all filters (1-4 of 4) Entity ID Open books from Entry Name Federal ID Edit 10 Toronto 10-000023 06/06/2022 Switch to Entity Delete View Edit 20 Montreal 10-000835 06/06/2022 Switch to Entity Delete View Edit 30 Calgary 10-522610 06/06/2022 Switch to Entity Delete View Edit 40 Vancouver 10-986270 06/06/2022 Switch to Entity Delete View Add Done Export Import Revenue by Entity Calgary Toronto Montreal Vancouver

Built to grow as you grow

Your growing business has needs that expand well beyond the capabilities of entry-level accounting solutions like as QuickBooks. You need a solution that is designed to scale with your organization and automate tedious financial processes so your finance team can drive more growth

  • Consolidate multiple entities in minutes instead of days—no spreadsheets required

  • Slice and dice your data with easy to use, multi-dimensional reporting

  • Automate accounting processes to cut close by up to 79% to drive growth

Award-winning cloud financial management

Sage Intacct is ranked as the #1 alternative to QuickBooks and #1 in customer satisfaction by G2. We’ve won two TrustRadius Top Rated awards and received the highest product score in Core Financials for the Lower Midsize Enterprises Use Case from Gartner for the last 5 years.

With deep cross-industry capabilities, a native connection to Sage Intacct Budgeting and Planning, and the only AI-powered Intelligent GL™, Sage Intacct can support you in your continued growth.

  • AICPA preferred financial management solution: Sage Intacct delivers a depth of financial capabilities you won’t find in a traditional software suite. It’s more flexible, too—adapting easily to your business

  • Seamlessly connect with other solutions: Our true cloud solution features robust infrastructure, high configurability, and integration APIs without the high costs, maintenance, or complexity of on-prem solutions.

  • Be audit ready with robust financial controls: Our system auto-generates GAAP financial statements, provides detailed audit trails, and has and built-in GAAP, ASC 606, and IFRS 15 compliance support.

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Lisa Roeder

Business Manager, Berkshire Associates

In the five years since we graduated to Sage Intacct, our revenue increased significantly, and there’s no way we could’ve kept up with that growth if we were still using QuickBooks. I used to work up to 80 hours a week, but now I work 40-hour weeks with the same-sized team, thanks to the amazing automation and productivity boost we gained with Sage Intacct.

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QuickBooks and Sage Intacct comparison FAQs

QuickBooks is just too basic to handle growing organizations with evolving needs. So your team might be compensating with inefficient workarounds and spreadsheets. And you may realize you can’t rely on your basic reports to be of any strategic use. That’s a lot to pay for a “low cost” solution. Find out what makes Sage Intacct the best QuickBooks alternative.
As you grow, there are so many limitations with QuickBooks, that Sage Intacct becomes not only easier than QuickBooks, but smarter for your business to use. Many organizations find that the time they save from automating critical processes and eliminating spreadsheets quickly outweighs the entire cost of moving to a cloud-based accounting system. A payback period of just a few months isn’t uncommon.

With more efficiency and sharper insight, you can be in position to drive growth, not just cope with it. Sage Intacct automates the complete array of accounting processes—from basic to complex—so you can improve productivity, provide compliance, and grow without excessive hiring. We are the only mid-market cloud financial management solution with a multi-dimensional general ledger and robust, easy to use reporting, giving you one place to go for a full view of your real-time business performance. And Sage Intacct is scalable, allowing you to easily handle growing numbers of users, customers, transactions, or entities.
Sage Intacct is the AICPA’s only preferred provider of financial applications. None of our competitors, including Quickbooks, has ever been endorsed as a preferred provider by the AICPA. We understand the needs of our customers because our system is built by accounting and finance professional that have been in your shoes. Our cloud accounting and financial management software delivers a depth of financial capabilities you won’t find in a traditional software suite. It’s more flexible, too—adapting easily to the way you need and want to do business. This is what’s going to make your finance team more insightful and productive. This is why the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the world’s largest association serving accounting professionals, acknowledged us as its preferred provider of financial applications.
Aren’t all cloud solutions the same? In a word – no! True cloud means more than just accessing software through a browser.  A true cloud solution should offer several key elements – multi-tenancy, elastic infrastructure, high configurability, self-service expansion, and integration APIs. Not everyone in our industry is clear on these points. There remains an element of confusion – even misdirection in some cases – about what true cloud is, and why it matters. Let us clear the air. Give your team the advantage of a solution that was built from the start on a true cloud architecture. Sage Intacct’s multi-tenant foundation brings robust technology infrastructure to your organization, without the high costs, maintenance, or complexity that would be involved with an on-premises solution.